TAPPI Revives Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

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TAPPI Revives Course Focused on Blown and Cast Film Extrusion

Back by popular demand, TAPPI is please to reinstate a course offering that many flexible packaging professionals have shared feedback indicating a lack of training opportunities in this specific field. TAPPI has listened to these concerns and is excited to offer the new Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course. This 3-day introductory-to-intermediate course provides information on basic resin and equipment technology (extruders and dies) that have applications in both blown and cast film applications, including detailed instruction about equipment and processes.

The course is planned for November 7-9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza-Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This event is ideal for a variety of professionals such as:

• Extrusion Engineers, Extrusion Supervisors, and Packaging Engineers
• Extrusion Line Operators
• R & D Personnel
• Technical Service Personnel
• Technical Directors, Superintendents, and Technical Assistants
• Blown Film Converters
• Cast Film Converters
• Equipment and Resin Suppliers
• Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers

Presented by a panel of highly qualified, esteemed industry professionals, this course will provide valuable insight into industry trends, troubleshooting, safety concerns, and updated equipment technologies. In addition to the course, attendees will be offered discounts on a variety of applicable books and publications from TAPPI.  

For more details, take a look at the course schedule to review the comprehensive training being offered in this worthwhile course. 

Course attendees will learn to:

• Understand properties and processing issues of various film resins
• Identify capabilities, specifications, and limitations of various film extrusion & winding equipment components
• Think of the equipment and resin requirements for differing co-extrusion applications
• Consider how to approach processing problems and gel issues during extrusion
• Recognize film surface treatment options available to converters and when to apply them
• Explain the process requirements for making cast and blown film structures
• Understand terminology, general theory, and troubleshooting techniques used in designing extrusion screws
• Address safety concerns in extrusion processes

If you or your team members register by October 9, 2017, you will also be able to save $100. TAPPI members receive discounted registration rate. Join or renew today at www.tappi.org/join.

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